The Bush administration was unique in its blatant imperialism and it's explicit introduction of a pre-emptive strike policy. My fear is that the public, including much of the the political left, views the Bush administration as an anomaly in U.S. history.
In truth, the U.S. has a consistent record of militarism and imperialism.
My hope is that the public will scrutinize the next administration. Bush may be tucked away in bed, but the living nightmares will continue under McCain or Obama.
Another interesting story about photographer Zoriah Miller who was banned from all U.S. military facilities around the world for publishing photos on his website of U.S. Marines killed in a June 26, 2008 suicide attack in Garma, Iraq.